Welcome to the Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences.
Why Cooperative? We are the product of a cooperative agreement between Henrico County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Department of Agriculture. We provide educational programs directed to the needs of Henrico County citizens with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. The Henrico Extension Leadership Council helps us identify these needs and is our partner in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our education programs.
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Let’s go camping! The 2017 Henrico “4-H Grows Here” Junior 4-H Camp will be held July 10 – 14, 2017 at Jamestown 4-H Center. All youth 9 through 14 years of age as of September 30, 2017, may attend. Camp cost includes a 4-H t-shirt, lodging, meals, programs, instructional class materials, and transportation by chartered bus. Spaces are limited, so register today! **Registration Day: Friday, March 10, 2017, 3:30pm to 6:30pm** Read more…
The Annual Henrico 4-H Berry Plant Fundraiser is going on now! Our goal is to provide quality products at reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale are used to support local 4-H youth programs.
Programs for 2017 have begun! Join us to learn how to grow your own food, bring beneficial pollinators to your garden, make your lawn a SMART lawn, and more! And don’t forget to sign up for our brand new Landscape for Life program!
Join the Landscape for Life program to learn how to create and maintain healthy and beautiful landscapes using native plants, soils and the climate to minimize impacts on your local environment no matter where you garden. By creating sustainable residential gardens and landscapes, you can help to protect critical wildlife habitat and provide environmental benefits.
VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module
As a volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.
VCE Master Gardener Volunteer Risk Management Training Module
Learn to minimize risk while presenting VCE programs to citizens of Henrico County by completing the Risk Management Essentials for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.